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Fern Smith

June 18, 2013
Morning Journal News

HOMEWORTH - Fern M. Smith, age 88, of Homeworth died at 8:40 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2013 at Community Care Center.

She was born September 22, 1924, in Westville, Ohio to Merlin and Anna (Teeters) Kimes.

Mrs. Smith was a lifelong resident of the area and was a member of the North Georgetown First Brethren Church. She was also a former member of the Farm Bureau and Alliance Senior Bowling leagues.

Survivors include her daughters, Sharon (Charlie) Gearling of Barnesville, Ohio and Susan (H. Lee) Johnson of Beloit; sons, Dennis (Malissa) Smith of Homeworth and Delmar (Tracy) Smith of Beloit; grandchildren, Michelle, Greg, Heather, Micah, Miranda, Joel, and Ashley; seven step-grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren with another due in August; sister, Betty (Harold) Brechbill of E. Canton; and brother, Kenneth (Betty) Kimes of Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Melvin; sisters, Velma Ramsayer and Helen Smith; brother, Walter Kimes and two grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home with Pastor Ronald W. Waters officiating. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at the funeral home.

Interment will be at Highland Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions can be made to Alliance Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, 885 S. Sawburg Rd. Ste. 106, Alliance, OH 44601, American Cancer Society/Stark Co., 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406 or to the North Georgetown First Brethren Church, PO Box 114, North Georgetown, OH 44665.

Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home, 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH 44601. Friends may register online at




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